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Pitt wrestling cracks Top Ten in rankings, Max Thomusseit consensus No. 1

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With so much going on in football and basketball, I've gotten away a little from the wrestling program since the Penn State match. But the Panthers are still alive and well.

In fact, after easily defeating Maryland this past weekend, 26-9, Pitt moved into the top ten in the polls this week. The Panthers could stay there for a while as the team is off until the Southern Scuffle in the beginning of January. They are currently No. 10 and trail only No. 6 Virginia Tech for top spot in the ACC.

Other Top 25 ACC schools are No. 11 Virginia and No. 21 North Carolina State.

Also of note is that senior Max Thomusseit is the consensus No. 1 wrestler in the nation at 184 pounds. According to the athletics department website, that's the first time in the program's history that Pitt has had a consensus No. 1 (although, technically, others have essentially been that by winning individual titles at the end of the year).

Just a big achievement for him after his 10-0 start to the year.

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